Sunshine in My Soul (new tune)

Download this Mp3 (TB version)   Scroll down for the sheet music.

One day, while cleaning the house, I was humming “There is Sunshine in my Soul Today.” After a while, I realized I wasn’t humming the right tune! It took a minute to figure out why the tune was so familiar. After puzzling over it, I realized it was an uncommon primary song my mother had taught us: “An Angel Came to Joseph Smith.” The verses of the hymn fit perfectly with the tune of the song.
The following night, I awoke with a new melody in my mind, with the words of the chorus “Oh there’s sunshine, blessed sunshine….” It was so clear that I could not sleep until I had written it down on a scrap of paper I had next to the bed.
I feel that I was more of a scribe than a composer in bringing this beautiful song to light. The inspiration involved was undeniable. I hope that it brings warm sunshine to your soul, as it has to mine.

If you have a special experience with it, I would love to hear about it.

Grams and Gramps at the cabin

I dedicated this song to my grandparents, Lynn and Shirley Nielson. They have spent their lives spreading sunshine to many people all over the world. They were both missionaries in Samoa, Alaska, and Idaho. He fought in World War II. They raised 5 children at the base of Manti Canyon and instilled them all with a strong legacy of loyalty and faith in the Lord. I have felt their “sunshine” uplift and warm my soul many times.

Sunshine in My Soul (Gb) – solo (updated) – PDF

Sunshine in My Soul (lower – Eb) – PDF

SAB Sunshine in My Soul – PDF

SSA Sunshine in My Soul – PDF (voice parts, use solo version for accompaniment)

TB SunshineHM- PDF*

The Tenor/Bass version is a special arrangement for Elder McAllister and Elder Hallmark, who served in our ward for a time. Elder McAllister has a Youtube channel and a CD he produced to help fund his mission. Check it out!


4 thoughts on “Sunshine in My Soul (new tune)

  1. Reuben Judd says:

    When I sing this song, the most important words, emphasized by the way the music is written are:

    “There is!”

    An affirmation of truth. There actually is sunshine in my soul today. What a message of hope!

    • I have not written one, but I think it would be a gorgeous a capella arrangement. When is your conference? In a pinch, the SAB version could work with a few tweaks, singing the bass an octave above.

      On Wed, Jan 22, 2020, 8:27 PM Laughing Daffodills wrote:


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